For some useful information on Neighbourhood Watch, please download the guide below from Wandsworth Council:
Further to a meeting at Wandsworth Town Hall on 10th October, which was attended by several representatives of Schubert Road’s Neighbourhood Watch, valuable information concerning crimes against vulnerable people in our community has been passed on to us which we would like to share with you:
Scams, cons and tricks are a significant problem targeting the elderly and vulnerable, and the Metropolitan Police provide information on their website as to common tactics used by criminals: http://content.met.police.uk/Site/scamconstricksandfraud
‘Think Jessica’ is a charity set up by Marilyn Baldwin after her mother was aggressively targeted by scammers: www.thinkjessica.com
“The Think Jessica campaign was started by Jessica’s daughter Marilyn Baldwin in 2007 who for five years had been unable to find any help for her mother. Think Jessica is now a registered charity supported by countless agencies, organisations and police forces nationwide and is committed to making people aware of the danger and financial implications caused by postal and telephone scams, educating professionals and protecting the most vulnerable members of our society from illegal practices.”
The stories and information we heard during this informative meeting were shocking, and we hope that you will pass the above information on to others and so it can be of use to everyone in trying to prevent relatives, friends and neighbours from being targeted.